PwC Scale | Manchester

PwC Scale | Manchester - following its success last year the programme returns for its second year 2019

Following the success of the first Scale | Manchester programme PwC is launching its second scale up programme. Starting in May 2019 the 12 week programme is specifically tailored for later stage companies with validated products, finance and scalability, looking to grow and take advantage of PwC’s resources and corporate client network.

Through its three core components, PwC will provide the tools to enable the tech businesses to effectively and efficiently scale their business. PwC’s curated events give founders the opportunity to meet and pitch to the PwC extended network of industry decision-makers, expanding their commercial opportunities. Group masterclasses provide valuable insights through a combination of PwC and industry experts, as well as learning from shared peer experiences. Finally, individual bespoke counsel including coaching and business support will leave the 10 cohorts fit to scale. 

The 2018 cohort was made up of seven scale-up businesses - here’s what two of them said about being part of Scale | Manchester;

Happy Dudee, Valuechain

“It is difficult to keep focus when trying to scale a company. You are bound to run into a number of problems that you’d never planned for or even anticipated will happen. It is important to have a network of friends and mentors around you to help you channel your efforts in the right direction and step back from daily firefighting.

PwC scale programme helped us refine how we tell our business story. It’s brought us closer to our users and is definitely more fun. Most importantly we have a great community of high growth businesses, mentors and PwC hosts from our cohort who are still very close. I’d recommend it to any future start-ups who are ready to take on the world but are looking for the right springboard.”

Luc Zentar from Mina (formerly known as MyMiles)

“The scale programme revolutionised our business. The workshops challenged us to think critically in a supportive environment and the connections we made were otherwise out of our reach. Working alongside other startups, sharing experiences and ideas, made it feel like everything might be ok after all – highly recommended!”

The application process for the Manchester programme is now open and any businesses interested in joining this years’ programme can apply here. The deadline for applications is the 1st May 2019 however places will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis so apply early to avoid missing out! For more information please contact Michael Hatcher on Michael.h.hatcher@pwc.com 07483 407 920.

 

See what kind of businesses decided to join the programme last year  -  our 2018 cohort below;

 

 

 

Iwan Griffiths, PwC's North West Regional Chairman commented;

"I’m delighted that we are announcing the launch of our second Scale | Manchester programme following its success last year which clearly demonstrated that this region is home to some of the best digital talent and innovative start-ups.

Our programme is designed to help North West businesses, small and large, with their strategic growth aspirations by opening doors to our networks, facilitating introductions and access to potential funding – which we hope will pave the way to them becoming even more successful."

Being able to recognise the important role that scale-ups play in the regions’ economy and understand that their growth and future success relies on sourcing new commercial opportunities really strikes accord with our place and purpose.”

 

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